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Cleaning A Glutened Kitchen: A Handy Flowchart

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Everyone in our apartment is now gluten-free, so today our kitchen was finally cleaned from top to bottom to eradicate the gluten once and for all. Not an easy job. I have been slowly working on it by myself for weeks and my hands became unhappy. So, my boyfriend took on the mission. He invited two friends over to assist him on this crusade. None of them are celiac, so they needed some education, and what better than one of my boyfriend's famous flowcharts to answer any question they might have? (The answer is a resounding: "Probably nothing, maybe.") For anyone else who finds cleaning a daunting task, here is Lloyd's Gluten Cleaning Flowchart. Enjoy, and you're welcome. ^_^

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(Oh yeah, I think the word I might have been looking for in the title was "awesome," not "handy.")

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HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! Love it!!!

-Daisy

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I think this is a great educational tool for those who don't understand our life. Great job to your boyfriend.

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My favorite part is that if you say no to sanitizing or drying it, the flowchart makes you clean it again. My love's flowcharts don't take no lip! (lol)

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This is great! My husband really got a kick out of it, because he knows how it feels to try to follow those rules (but in his head, not on paper). Thank you for sharing this!

Question: What method do you/he use to sanitize?

Thanks -- happy Valentines Day!

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This is great! My husband really got a kick out of it, because he knows how it feels to try to follow those rules (but in his head, not on paper). Thank you for sharing this!

Question: What method do you/he use to sanitize?

Thanks -- happy Valentines Day!

For killing germs, I think all we've got is some multipurpose windex or something. But gluten isn't a germ, right? It cannot be killed! :o So mostly we focus on SCRUBBING with rough sponges and dish soap. We've got one sponge for the first cleaning, then we use a different sponge for the next two passes, hoping to pick up most of the gluten on the first pass and not spread it around again with the contaminated sponge. I'm not sure if it's the best way, but that's what we thought up. We're still fine-tuning it. Suggestions welcome. ^_^

Happy Valentines! =O Funny enough, we're spending today cleaning again. :P

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For killing germs, I think all we've got is some multipurpose windex or something. But gluten isn't a germ, right? It cannot be killed! :o So mostly we focus on SCRUBBING with rough sponges and dish soap. We've got one sponge for the first cleaning, then we use a different sponge for the next two passes, hoping to pick up most of the gluten on the first pass and not spread it around again with the contaminated sponge. I'm not sure if it's the best way, but that's what we thought up. We're still fine-tuning it. Suggestions welcome. ^_^

Happy Valentines! =O Funny enough, we're spending today cleaning again. :P

For us, we use a dishwasher that has a sanitizing cycle. Even with that, we use a Brillo pad for any ceramic or stainless steel cookware for anything that has had anything gluten in it -- before it goes into the dishwasher.

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For us, we use a dishwasher that has a sanitizing cycle. Even with that, we use a Brillo pad for any ceramic or stainless steel cookware for anything that has had anything gluten in it -- before it goes into the dishwasher.

Oh yeah, for dishes I pretty much did the same thing. The day Lloyd made his flowchart was when they were cleaning surfaces, not dishes (sorry for not mentioning). I had cleaned the dishes by that time. I had to de-gluten them just once since there's no gluten consumed in this house to get on them anymore, and had put them on uncontaminated surfaces until everything else was cleaned. I scrubbed and rinsed them thoroughly before running them through the dishwasher (I actually ran them twice because our dishwasher kinda sucks... no sanitize cycle and leaves soap residue). And then, because of the dishwasher residue, they were cleaned once more just to remove it. And now I think they're good. We got rid of all our plastics and only kept metal/ceramic/glass. I eat off our ceramic plates and use our metal flatware and seem to get no reaction. :)

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